SF-424 Application Guide (PDF - 1.43 MB)
SF-424 R&R (Research & Related) Application Guide (PDF - 1.69 MB)
The new Application Guides and video provide detailed instructions to help you prepare and submit through Grants.gov new, competing continuation, and competing supplement applications that use the Application for Federal Assistance SF-424 Non-Construction and SF-424 R&R (Research & Related) application kits.
The Guides, companion documents to the funding opportunity announcements (FOAs), are intended to be the comprehensive source of general information related to the application preparation and submission process and will be updated periodically.
The video and documents do not replace program-specific guidance provided in FOAs.
Each funding opportunity has its own application and deadline, but all applications follow the same process. Organizations, not individuals, are eligible to apply. Completing a grant application can take 40 hours or more. Be sure to avoid common mistakes that stop an application before it is even reviewed.
Before you apply, make sure you
Grants.gov Application Help (FAQs & troubleshooting tips)